do you string poly lighter than your "usual" tension?

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  1. rxblitzrx

    rxblitzrx Rookie

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    I want to do a hybrid with poly in the mains and multi in the cross. Is it normal practice to string the poly with less tension than your used to?

    or more?

    or the same?
     
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  2. vndesu

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    in most hyrbids ive seen usually the poly is more low tensioned than the syngut, gut, or multi.

    for me i usually string both the strings in the hybrid at a high tension.
    we're talking about x1'z/alu rough at 70.
    or sppp/gamma syn gut 72.

    but thats just me.
    i say if you have enough money to try go for it.
    otherwise id keep both at same tension so that when tension drop hits it wont feel so low.
     
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  3. bad_call

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    depends on the poly. CB was more powerful than my regular strings so had to bump up the tension to keep the ball in.
     
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  4. bluetrain4

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    Absolutely, and I learned this the hard way.

    I used to string my Diablo mids with full syn gut or full multi around 65 lbs. I'd string my Dunlop Hotmelt 200gs with full syn gut or full multi up to 67 lbs.

    With poly, I string the Diablo mid at no more than 60, and now usually at 58 or 57. Same sort of dropoff for the Dunlops.
     
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  5. rasajadad

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    Unless the person I'm stringing for knows what they want, I suggest following the string manufacturers recommendation for tension. Lux suggests -10% for example.
     
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  6. rxblitzrx

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    so if you normally do 55 lbs:

    55 x .90 = 49.5 lbs

    so string poly at 50 lbs? and multi cross at 55?
     
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    That's what I'd do with Luxilon which recommends 10% lower. (Some others recommend 5%)
     
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  8. rxblitzrx

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    How about Pro Hurricane blue? It doesn't say anything on the package about 10% or 5% less.
     
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